n. & v.
1. Math. & Physics a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, esp. as determining the position of one point in space relative to another (radius vector).
2 a carrier of disease.
3 a course to be taken by an aircraft.
--v.tr. direct (an aircraft in flight) to a desired point.
vectorial adj. vectorize v.tr. (also -ise) (in sense 1 of n.). vectorization n.
Etymology: L, carrier, f. vehere vect- convey